Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Notice to Mariners Regarding Tugboat Roundup in Waterford this Weekend

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal - Waterford Harbor
September 2, 2014

Mariners are advised that the Waterford Canal Harbor will be restricted to vessels participating in the Waterford Tugboat Roundup from 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 4th to 9:00 AM on Monday, September 8th.  This area of the Canal System will remain open to through-traffic. Transiting commercial traffic requiring clearance through this area must call the New York State Canal Corporation at (518) 461-0942, at least 24 hours in advance.

During this time, docking for non-event related commercial and pleasure craft will be restricted to between Locks E-3 and E-4, with certain commercial vessels between Locks E-2 and E-3 in the Waterford Flight, as directed by the Lock Operator. Docking in the main harbor area below Lock E-2 will be restricted to event vessels.

Additionally, a 25-yard security zone around participating vessels will be in effect during the Albany to Waterford tugboat parade from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, September 5th. A 25-yard security zone will be in effect around the fireworks staging barge located in Waterford Harbor on Saturday, September 6th.

Details about the event can be found at and

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